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Joseph Albino Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Albino has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the writing industry

    SYRACUSE, NY, February 04, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joseph Albino with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Albino celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Albino began his career as a student at Le Moyne College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1959. Subsequent to his graduation, he began work as a Technical Editor in The Technical Publications Department of the General Electric Company in Syracuse, New York.

There, he specialized in writing Time Compliance Technical Orders and worked closely with art directors, engineers, and photographers. Prior to going to college, he taught himself how to type at a high rate of speed, a skill that has been a great help to him over the years.

One of the reasons he obtained General Electric employment is that from the time he was in high school, he obtained a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Amateur Radio Operator's license. As a result, he was well versed in electronics. He also remains well versed in Morse Code.

These many years later, he continues to hold a license. His FCC Call Sign is k2gwo. Mr. Albino likes to say his Call Sign means: Kilowatt 2, Great Wonderful Operator. Currently, Mr. Albino uses his Call Sign as part of his email address:

Subsequent to graduating from college, he also completed a two-year correspondence course in magazine article writing, taking the course from The Magazine Institute of Wring Inc. of New York City. As a result of taking that course, he learned how to write and publish magazine articles.

His first published article appeared in Flooring magazine and reflected his theory on how best to sell floor covering, based upon his experience in selling floor coverings while in college in order to earn money to pay his college tuition. When the editor asked for photos to illustrate his article, he retained the services of a professional photographer.

He then realized that in the future, he would have to be able to photographically illustrate the articles that he wrote. Thus, he purchased professional photography equipment and taught himself how to take professional pictures.

In order to be able to professionally process the film he was "shooting", he completed a course in Darkroom Photography at Central Technical School in Syracuse. At the same time, he retained the services of a professional carpenter to build for him a darkroom in the basement of his home. When the darkroom was completed, Mr. Albino held a party at his home with his classmates and instructor in order to officially open the darkroom.

He subsequently became a self-employed writer-photographer. His hundreds of published photographically illustrated articles, published on a wide variety of topics, have appeared in more than one-hundred national and regional magazines and newspapers.

Of interest, at the height of the Vietnam War, the editors of Popular Mechanics magazine sent him to Fort Benning to interview veteran Scout Dog Handlers returning from Vietnam and to write a magazine article about the use of Scout Dogs in Vietnam. That article, titled "Four-Footed Radar in Vietnam," appeared in the September 1967 issue of Popular Mechanics. At a later date, the editors of Palmer's Writer's School cited his article as an example of a perfectly written magazine article.

He has completed editorial/photographic work throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, he has also completed editorial/photographic work in the following foreign countries: Argentina, Canada, Caribbean Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Falkland Islands, Italy, Jordan, Panama, and Uruguay.

Too, for a number of years, he worked throughout the United States and Canada, completing photographic advertising assignments, along with field reports, for major manufacturers of construction equipment. Clients included Allis-Chalmers, Deere & Co., Detroit Diesel Allison, Eaton Corp, Koehring Co. Rexnord, Terex Division of General Motors, and The Warner & Swasey Company. For example, Mr. Albino completed photographic advertising assignments for Allis-Chalmers from Virginia to Nova Scotia.

That included completing a significant amount of editorial/photographic coverage of construction equipment in the state of Hawaii. Mr. Albino is particularly proud of a view he obtained of Diamond Head, an inactive volcano, with Waikiki Beach in the background on the island of Oahu. His picture was used as a color cover on the American Agriculturist March 1973 magazine issue which sponsored tours to Hawaii.

The art directors of the firms for whom he did the work told Mr. Albino that he obviously had what they called an artistic eye and told him that they loved his beautiful photos as well as his well-written, fact-filled field reports about the equipment he was photographing.

He has also had experience working as a copy writer at a local advertising agency.

In more recent years, he has been publishing books, including: The ABC's of Cooking The Italian Way, Alaska Parks and Places, Volume One, Alaska Parks and Places, Volume Two, Attractions Within the Uintah Range & Basin, Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks, Carrizo Plain National Monument, Death Valley NP and Ash Meadows NWR, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, New Hampshire, Relive The Oregon Trail Experience, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and The Rideau Canal. More books are forthcoming. Because Mr. Albino has been so productive over the years, some of his professional colleagues sometimes jokingly asked if he has found time to sleep.

Through the years, Mr. Albino's work motto has been: Have Camera-Will Travel.

At a later date, he completed graduate work at Syracuse University and obtained a Master's degree in English Education, with the emphasis on teaching composition. Subsequently, he taught composition and literature courses at Cazenovia College, Onondaga Community College, Herkimer County Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY Morrisville State College, and Syracuse University.

He also taught Journalism courses at SUNY Cortland College and Jefferson Community College.
In addition, Mr. Albino also completed substitute teaching assignments at several local high schools. He has been a multiple nominee for Who's Who Among America's Teachers. That is a program whereby the best students nominate the best teachers.

He also completed a Gabriel Richard Institute course in public speaking and subsequently taught Gabriel Richard Institute public speaking courses. In addition, he published a magazine article about the Gabriel Richard Institute.

From 1991 to 1997, he completed 17 graduate credit hours and 11 graduate audited hours in Environmental Studies at the SUNY College of Environmental science and Forestry in an effort to be better qualified as an outdoor journalist. He particularly likes writing photographically illustrated magazine articles and books about national parks in the United States.

After his own five daughters were raised, he devoted time to serving as a volunteer for the Mental Health Association of Onondaga County Inc. Community Companies Program, providing services for two male companions. The Community Companion Program matches caring volunteers with recipients of mental health services for friendship, support, and advocacy.

In that regard, in 1996, he was nominated for the International Affiliation of Compeer Programs Award for outstanding volunteer service.

As a committed Catholic Christian, over the years he has developed a number of Catholic ministries.

For example, in the spring of 2002, he developed and currently directs the following Pro-life movement: Her Choice System of Syracuse, Inc.

Mr. Albino happened to read in the May 27-June 2, 2001 issue of the National Catholic Register newspaper about the Her Choice System which had been developed by Paul Laursen of the Twin Cities, MN area. Tim Drake, the author of the article, noted that others were invited to begin a Her Choice System in their respective communities. For a long time, Mr. Albino had been wanting to make a contribution to the pro-life movement. It occurred to him that Her Choice was a vehicle through which he could make such a contribution.

Paul developed the name Her Choice as opposed to Pro Choice and patented the name. With the assistance of Chuck Scholler, a computer expert of Boise, Idaho, Paul placed on a sound board in a computer testimonies of women who had had abortions and deeply regretted their decision. The idea was for a woman who was thinking about having an abortion to call and listen to those testimonials and hopefully have a change of heart. More recently, Paul has developed the following web site:

Thus, Mr. Albino called Paul Laursen and offered to start of Her Choice System in the Syracuse New York Diocese. Paul responded by mailing him an information packet that he could share with then Bishop James Moynihan who reviewed the information packet and also had Cindy Falise, Director of Project Rachel (a healing ministry for those who have had abortions) in the Syracuse Diocese review the packet. Subsequently, Bishop Moynihan gave Mr. Albino the okay to begin a Her Choice System which, as previously noted, begun in the spring of 2002 as the Her Choice System of Syracuse, Inc.

The Her Choice Abortion Awareness Campaign features pre-recorded personal testimonials that one can listen to in the privacy of one's own home. The testimonials explain to the callers the damaging effects in their lives from the hasty choice of abortion.

Currently, Mr. Albino has in place two telephone numbers, including a local number (315-487-6661) and a toll-free number [1-877-785-life (5433)]. Chuck Scholler is also the computer adviser to Mr. Albino's Her Choice System and each Sunday gives him a report on how many persons have called the telephone numbers and the number of minutes listened during the previous week.

To date, Mr. Albino has documented saving the lives of three children. Hopefully, he has saved the lives of other children as well. Mr. Albino, with the assistance of a graphic artist, has also developed a line of Her Choice literature rack cards and pocket cards.

In addition, Mr. Albino published an article about Paul Laursen's apostolate, titled "The Story of Her Choice" which appeared in the Jan/Feb 2003 issue of Lay Witness Magazine.

Mr. Albino over the years has developed a line of Catholic spiritual gift cards and laminated prayer cards which he sells at a nominal price nationwide. Products can be viewed at

Of note, when his youngest daughter was a young girl, the two of them used to make jewelry which they sold on consignment at local jewelry stores. Because her first name was Melody, and his first name was Joe, they developed the name Meljo's Artifacts.

At a later date, when Mr. Albino developed a line of spiritual gift cards and laminated prayer cards, since he had a New York State Tax Payer's Identification Number from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, he decided to keep the name of Meljo's Artifacts for his new business.

From 2007 to 2018, he served as a Parish Consultant with Lighthouse Catholic Media, placing Catholic CDs and literature for sale in Catholic churches. More recently, Lighthouse Catholic Media has merged with the Augustine Institute which offers a Catholic computerized education program called Formed.

As a member of The Catholic Press Association, since the early 1960's, he has published numerous spiritual articles in Catholic magazines and newspaper. Recently, an article he published about the Opus Sanctorum Angelorum (Work of the Holy Angels) in Signs and Wonders For Our Times magazine won a First Prize Catholic Press 2018 award.

Since the mid 1980's, he has been a professed member of the Opus Sanctorum Angelorum (Work of the Holy Angels), an international movement of the Catholic Church for those individuals who wish to collaborate with the Holy Angels. The web site is as follows:

On October 2, 1988, Feast Day of the Guardian Angels, he made a consecration to his Guardian Angel, thereby establishing a brother to brother relationship with his Guardian Angel. On March 19, 2019, Feast Day of St. Joseph, he made his consecration to all the Holy Angels. To date, he has undergone four years of spiritual formation in the Opus Sanctorum Angelorum.

During his youth, Mr. Albino was active for 11 years as a Boy Scout in Troop 91 in Syracuse. In 1953, he attended the Second National Jamboree at Irvine Ranch in California. He was subsequently awarded the coveted Eagle award.

Eventually, he rose to the rank of Junior Assistant Boy Scout Master and during the summer months held administrative positions for his Troop at Boy Scout Camp Woodland in Upstate New York.

Recently, a Catholic priest of the Syracuse Diocese reminded Mr. Albino that the priest when a youth and a Boy Scout had Mr. Albino as his Boy Scout Master at Camp Woodland.

An avid reader, he has read more than 1,500 books since graduating from college in 1959.
Concluding, since 1960, Mr. Albino has been happily married to his lovely wife, Mary Louise.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Joseph Albino has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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